Introducing: The Pendulum by Stephanie Imani LaFlora The Pendulum provides a weekly survey of America’s top trending topics. Let us know what you think! 1 US POLITICS President Obama to tackle the deficit on Wednesday? Doubtful 2 WORLD Libyan rape victim’s CNN video, aids feminist revolution in Mid East 3 MIRACLE 45-year-old man survives helicopter crash in New Zealand. 4 MUSIC Kirk is back! I think so anyway; do you? 5 EDUCATION Shop Better World Books. Over $7M raised for libraries. 6 MONEY Good news for procrastinators: this year’s taxes aren’t due until April 18th. 7 TECHNOLOGY Social media site helps you manage your relationship. Wow. 8 TV Some wonder if this is American Idol‘s most racist and sexist season yet. 9 MOVIES The internet is so last year. The future of film? The outernet! 10 CELEB After Breezy’s new uncut video, no one will doubt his “thug” status. (Viewer discretion advised.) 4 Comments outrider on April 13, 2011 at 12:03 pm #2: I’m no expert on the Koran/Quran, but I’m pretty sure to be a feminist, one cannot be Muslim. outrider on April 13, 2011 at 12:04 pm #6: I’ll comment on this…*later.* outrider on April 13, 2011 at 5:26 pm #7: That’s a lot of trust to put in a hackable archive of your personal life. outrider on April 14, 2011 at 10:16 am #10: I’d rather that I was told about the content of this video than have to suffer the stain it’s left on my soul.